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Address: Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C8, Canada
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Nice friendly corner of Toronto

Church St is a nice vibrant street with big sidewalks. Being the gay village, its very colorful. Almost anywhere you look you will see a rainbow flag draped somewhere. I visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Stephen1894
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Ottawa, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Toronto's Church Street is the most exciting place in the city! I personally could not believe the vibrance, ever great hospitality and friendliness of everyone! Well done guys, well done! Tons of GAY bars all over! Totally entertaining and very safe! Woody's would be my be recommendation for some what an earlier (11pm-1am) cocktail.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Church St is a nice vibrant street with big sidewalks. Being the gay village, its very colorful. Almost anywhere you look you will see a rainbow flag draped somewhere. I visited the store "Out on the Street" which carried an impressive collection of men's clothing and underwear, they carry a lot of great brands, This is a necessary stop for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were here during pride, so of course it was a fun, charged, festive atmosphere. But the street parties were very well organized. No cover to get into any of the bars! Cool little shops, good little cafes and eateries, and most importantly, super friendly people!

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Church Stret is a great neighborhood in Toronto! The neighbors are very friendly & helpful. Twice we stopped to check our GPS & each time, someone stopped to see if they could help! Wonderful people!!

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Rainbow neighborhood with something for anyone just wanting to enjoy the day or an evening. Coffee shops, restaurants, window shopping, people watching. Cool place to just spend some time & relax.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Extra large rainbow sidewalks! Fun places to eat, though many of them close earlier than I had wished. I stayed 4 nights in this neighborhood (on foot), first time in Toronto, and had a blast.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This area is absolutely amazing for anyone regardless of age, sex or orientation! So many nice bars , restaraunts and things too see any time of the year ! The people here are always so friendly and this area has the most friendliest service I have encountered in Toronto at least that is for sure ! A must visit for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I still love Church Street, particularly the four- or five-block strip identified as part of "Church-Wellesley Village" (i.e., the gay nabe). About a month ago, however, I was disappointed to find that two of my favorite hangouts -- Daybreak Restaurant and Timothy's World Coffees -- have closed, presumably due to rising rents! For good coffee in the area, there's The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It a place where you can feel comfortable and safe. Lots of places to eat and shop and dance the night away. They have some great patios. Great bars to drink at and lots of entertainment during the week and weekends. A must place to visit if you are traveling from a country that dose not except the gay culture.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

People are friendly and welcoming, variety of great bars and restaurants, many with outdoor patios, great people-watching.

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